News Archive / Tagged: Columbia
NASA marks anniversary of Apollo and space shuttle tragediesDerek RichardsonJanuary 27th, 2022
Each year in late January, NASA honors those who gave their lives in the quest to explore space, including those from Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia.
Wings of exploration: reflecting on the 40th anniversary of the space shuttleMatt HaskellApril 12th, 2021
The launch of the space shuttle on April 12, 1981, proved to be a history-making event. For many, that day stemmed careers, dreams and imaginations alike.
Proof of Apollo 11 landing hard as ‘rock’Joe LatrellJuly 15th, 2019
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas -- When asked why they believe the Apollo 11 Moon landings were faked, conspiracy theorists point to the lack of stars in the photos taken by the astronauts, incongruous shadows and other bits of data from that mission. Some evidence that counters their claims isn't so fragile, in fact - it's written in stone.
NASA remembers its fallen astronauts in annual ceremonyMike HowardFebruary 7th, 2019
Today, NASA paused to reflect and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of space exploration in its annual Day of Remembrance ceremony.
NASA’s annual ‘Day of Remembrance’ postponedDerek RichardsonJanuary 24th, 2019
Because of the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown, NASA's annual Day of Remembrance has been delayed, according to Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
NASA honors those lost during 2018 Day of Remembrance ceremonySean CostelloJanuary 25th, 2018
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Once a year, generally on the last Thursday of January, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation welcomes the public to join assembled astronauts, family members and space program workers to remember the U.S. astronauts who lost their lives while serving on active duty. On Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 those lost were remembered and their sacrifice honored.
Review: Bringing Columbia HomeJason RhianNovember 26th, 2017
It was one of NASA’s most tragic moments and Bringing Columbia Home, a new book drafted by noted author Jonathan Ward and the agency’s last Space Shuttle Launch Director, Michael Leinbach provide a review of STS-107, Shuttle Columbia’s final flight. An interview with the authors reminds us of just what was lost – and why it is important to remember the accident which placed NASA on the trajectory the agency is currently on.
Book Review: Chandra’s Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA’s Premier X-Ray ObservatoryJason RhianApril 10th, 2017
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, sent to orbit during STS-93 by Space Shuttle Columbia in 1999, has rewritten what humanity knows about the universe. A new book works to provide some of the little-known details about one of the space agency's Great Observatories.
ASF marks 35-year anniversary since flights of STS-1 & STS-2Jason RhianSeptember 18th, 2016
HOUSTON, Texas — It has been three-and-a-half decades since the Space Shuttle Columbia carried out her first and second flights – heralding the start of the Shuttle era. The ASF held a three-day event, starting on Thursday, Sept. 15, to mark the occasion.